Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David Francis Michel, Jr.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Francis Michel, Jr.

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

June 22, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

August 22, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Travis D. Bird
Commonwealth's Attorney - Spotsylvania County, VA

August 11, 2016

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sheriff David Michel. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

July 20, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 11, 2016

God Bless you our Brother in Blue. Prayers sent out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. Rest in Peace Sir.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

July 10, 2016

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

July 9, 2016

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police

July 9, 2016

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:

David L Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 7, 2016

RIP Brother.

Officer David Zollinger
Goshen PD (Indiana)

July 7, 2016

Thanks for your Service brother. Rest in peace.

Officer L J.

July 7, 2016



July 7, 2016

Thank you sir. Your heroism and bravery will live on as your brothers and sisters in blue continue the watch. May the peace of Jesus Christ be upon your family in this time of mourning.

Police Officer J Hall
Jacksonville Police Department, NC

July 3, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Frank J Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

July 2, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 2, 2016

Your brothers in blue thank you for your sacrifice and will honor you by carrying on that tradition of service. Rest easy. We got your back.

Deputy Thomas Wilson
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

June 30, 2016

May GOD be with your family. My prayers are with them. Thank you for your service.

Officer Clyde Angelo
Retired New Orleans Police Officer

June 29, 2016

Rest in Peace forever Officer.
You are one of the Heavens peacekeepers now.
Thank you for your service.

Officer G Stewart

June 28, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow deputies. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

June 28, 2016

My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Deputy Michel. To his law enforcement family too, I offer my sympathy and prayers. May God keep us all in his embrace. "St. Michael the Archangel (Patron of Police), Defend us in battle." Rest in peace.

Sgt. Richard Michel (Retired) Laramie, Wyoming Police Department

June 28, 2016

Father we entrust our Brother to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is  freed  from all its cares, give him happiness and peace for ever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

Sgt. Ray Bedwell Ret.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

June 28, 2016

So saddened by this loss of a great man. God bless those who face the evil for our safety every day.

Chief Deputy (retired) M Dell
US Marshals

June 28, 2016

Thank you for your service

Retired Chief of Police Johnny Mccurry
West Point Ga PD

June 27, 2016

Rest with God Deputy Michael,Jr. Your dedicated service, and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

June 27, 2016

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